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Mentor texts

  1. 1. Mentor Writers, Mentor Texts Kate Messner, Penn State York June 28, 2013 www.katemessner.com
  2. 2. http://www.katemessner.com/PennStateYork
  3. 3. “How are you doing that?”
  4. 4. “How are you doing that?”
  5. 5. Read Like a Writer Sensory Details
  6. 6. Read Like a Writer Fascinating Nonfiction
  7. 7. Read Like a Writer Point of View Poems
  8. 8. Read Like a Writer Voice
  9. 9. Read Like a Writer Science Writing/Interviews
  10. 10. Read Like a Writer First Day of School Stories
  11. 11. Read Like a Writer History as STORY
  12. 12. Read Like a Writer Genre Study - Mystery
  13. 13. • The What = Crime • The Who = Suspects/ Investigators • The Why = Motives • The How = Method • The When/Where = Setting
  14. 14. • The What = Flag • The Who = Suspects/Three Kids • The Why = Motives • The How = Research • The Where = D.C.
  15. 15. • The What = Jaguar Cup • The Who = Suspects/Three Kids • The Why = Motives • The How = Research • The Where = Costa Rica
  16. 16. Planning a Mystery
  17. 17. Planning Mystery
  18. 18. CRIME LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  19. 19. CRIME SUSPECT 1 MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  20. 20. POSSIBLE MOTIVES -Greed/Need -Love -Revenge -Framing someone -Fame -Power
  21. 21. CRIME SUSPECT 1 MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY!
  22. 22. POSSIBLE MOTIVES -Duty -Fame -Adventure -Idealism -Proving innocence -Love -I want my stuff back
  23. 23. Clues => Suspect #1 False clues => False suspects (Logical explanations)
  24. 24. What? Who? Why? HOW????
  25. 25. RESEARCH: The How?
  26. 26. The Where: Setting
  27. 27. Setting Inspires Characters & Plot Luna Vista, CA (Malaga Cove MS)
  28. 28. Setting Inspires Characters & Plot Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
  29. 29. RESEARCH: Setting
  30. 30. How might your mystery’s setting inspire plot & theme?
  31. 31. CRIME SUSPECT 1 MOTIVE SUSPECT 2 MOTIVE SUSPECT 3 MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE INVESTIGATOR MOTIVE LET’S BUILD A MYSTERY! How & Where – Research &
  32. 32. Mentor Writers, Mentor Texts Kate Messner, Penn State York June 28, 2013 www.katemessner.com

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